Session Title

The Latin Talmud and Its Influence on Christian-Jewish Polemic

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ERC-Project "The Latin Talmud and Its Influence on Christian-Jewish Polemic"

Organizer Name

Ulisse Cecini

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona

Presider Name

Michael I. Allen

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Paper Title 1

Looking for Polemical Arguments: A Closer Look to the Latin Translation of the Talmud Extractiones de Talmud (ca. 1244-45)

Presenter 1 Name

Ulisse Cecini

Paper Title 2

Prophetic and Poetic Direct Quotations from the Bible in the Latin Talmud: Textual Transmission and Philological Features

Presenter 2 Name

Eulàlia Vernet

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona

Paper Title 3

Yerushalmi Texts in Raymund Martini's Dagger of Faith (Pugio fidei)

Presenter 3 Name

Goerge Hasselhoff

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Technische Univ. Dortmund/Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona

Start Date

15-5-2016 8:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 106

Description

The session will deal with philological, theological and intercultural issues connected with the Latin translation(s) of the Talmud prepared in the context of the Parisian Talmud trial (1240) and its aftermath. The circumstances of the controversy, the extant manuscript tradition, problems of textual criticism and translation method will be discussed in the session, as well as Christian knowledge of Hebrew and use of Jewish sources. A further topic will be the relevance of the translation for Christian-Jewish polemic in general. A closer look on the work of the Catalan friar Ramon Martí OP and its use of the Talmud will be as well part of the session. The importance of the Latin Talmud for interreligious dialogue and intellectual and cultural history can hardly be overstated. It provided Christian scholars not only a deeper knowledge of Jewish sources, but also influenced their attitude towards their own biblical textual tradition and changed the ways polemic was approached and philosophy and theology were studied in the Latin Christian World.

After the pioneering studies by I. Loeb and G. Dahan new directions are being given to this research topic through the preparation of an edition of the Latin Talmud at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The session will present new perspectives and insights gained by the close look at the material which is now becoming available.

Ulisse Cecini

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May 15th, 8:30 AM

The Latin Talmud and Its Influence on Christian-Jewish Polemic

Bernhard 106

The session will deal with philological, theological and intercultural issues connected with the Latin translation(s) of the Talmud prepared in the context of the Parisian Talmud trial (1240) and its aftermath. The circumstances of the controversy, the extant manuscript tradition, problems of textual criticism and translation method will be discussed in the session, as well as Christian knowledge of Hebrew and use of Jewish sources. A further topic will be the relevance of the translation for Christian-Jewish polemic in general. A closer look on the work of the Catalan friar Ramon Martí OP and its use of the Talmud will be as well part of the session. The importance of the Latin Talmud for interreligious dialogue and intellectual and cultural history can hardly be overstated. It provided Christian scholars not only a deeper knowledge of Jewish sources, but also influenced their attitude towards their own biblical textual tradition and changed the ways polemic was approached and philosophy and theology were studied in the Latin Christian World.

After the pioneering studies by I. Loeb and G. Dahan new directions are being given to this research topic through the preparation of an edition of the Latin Talmud at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The session will present new perspectives and insights gained by the close look at the material which is now becoming available.

Ulisse Cecini